FROST
SYNOPSIS
A police detective Miryana goes to investigate the disappearance of a girl in a small dying town in eastern Serbia - region famous for black magic and strong pagan heritage. Confronting the locals during her investigation, Miryana succumbs to the influence of pagan milieu and her investigation becomes an obsession to discover a much bigger secret.
ABOUT THE PROJECT

Frost is a modern, dark fairytale based on a Balkan myth. It explores beliefs, tradition, superstition, the psychology of the characters, all this thru a fantasy and thriller genre elements. The main character explores herself, her search is interior as much as it is a crime investigation story. This mixture makes it ideal for making a fresh and exotic art- house fantasy film.

Fantasy elements will be treated and crafted accordingly in the highest cinema standards, the art-house style will be present through framing, sound, camera angles... in the overall treatment of the fantasy content. Therefore Frost will be able to communicate with a wide audience - arthouse film audience and box-office cinema goers, especially with dedicated genre lovers.

We received the support of Media Development Fund as of Eurimages Co-Production Development Fund. In Serbia, we received script and project development support, and production support from Film Center Serbia. Project is currently in the financing phase.

DIRECTOR'S STATEMENT

Frost is a modern version of an east Serbian myth about a dragon that takes human shape and finds a lover among humans. This myth ends with the death of the dragon, and I felt this killing of a dragon as a metaphorical killing of a mystical and spiritual part of human life. Like every fable, Frost too, explains the world and our experience of it, it gives us a story about the dangers of not believing and not having myths anymore.

The reason why this subject and idea interest me is the possibility to use the genre of detective and fantasy film to tell a story about a psychological search for spiritual, to depict a quest into the suppressed parts of consciousness and deep mythological past. Such detective investigation that examines our laws of logic, our relationship with nature, religion, supernatural, and finally, our connection with ourselves is something I find very relevant and interesting.

DIRECTOR'S BIO

Pavle Vučković is born in 1982. In Belgrade, Serbia. Finished Faculty of Drama Arts in Belgrade, film and tv directing department. Twice awarded at the Cinefondation competition of Cannes Film Festival for short films Run Rabbit Run (2003.) and Minus (2007.). Run Rabbit Run was shown in various festivals such as Busan Film Festival, Cottbus Film Festival, Mar del Plata, Kyev, Milano... Film is in the collection of Museum of Modern Art- New York and was shown in Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris and in London Tate Modern. Apart short films, he is making music videos, commercials and tv shows.

His first feature film Panama premiered in Cannes Film Festival 2015 Official Selection-Special screenings section. Panama had distribution to more than twelve territories around the world: Germany, UK, South Korea, Japan, Ukraine…

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